Encompass Health and TTU Men’s Basketball join forces to celebrate National Rehabilitation Week

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 3:52 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:59 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital staff is celebrating National Rehabilitation Week September 19-23, 2022. This year’s theme is “The Art of Rehabilitation”.

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 1:00 pm, the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball team visited the South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital staff and patients to help celebrate the staff’s dedication and success.

“The event was to recognize the importance of rehabilitation in healthcare and the successes of occupational, physical and speech therapy as well as the care of our rehabilitation nurses and our entire rehabilitation team through National Rehabilitation Week,” said Ronald Loweke, MHA, CSSGB, CPHQ, Chief Executive Officer. “We were so honored to have Texas Tech’s basketball team at our hospital today to visit with our patients to lift their spirits and to instill encouragement into their rehabilitative journey. Many of our patients’ families told me this is the first time in a long time they saw their loved ones smile and laugh since being hospitalized.”

Celebrations during National Rehabilitation Week are meant to promote the power of rehabilitation, highlight the capabilities of people in need of rehabilitation care, and recognize the professionals who provide the services to the community.

About Encompass HealthAs a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility based and homebased patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 140 hospitals, 250 home health locations, and 94 hospice locations in 42 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit encompasshealth.com, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About UMC Health System

UMC Health System is a national award-winning health system comprised of over 4,800 team members and more than 30 care locations. We are proud to be the primary teaching hospital to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and to provide the best care to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Whether you are managing a chronic condition, dealing with an unexpected illness, or simply working to stay healthy, we are passionate about getting you well and helping you stay that way. To learn more, visit umchealthsystem.com. At UMC, Our Passion is You.